Zuzula.com recently announced the launch of its new Website. Artists can upload mp3s for free, and Zuzula will sell the uploaded mp3s and split the proceeds of each mp3 sold (at $.99-per-song) directly with the artists. Artists get 50 MB of space for free to create their own Web page by filling out a simple form and uploading their mp3s for sale.
Music-lovers can search the site by genre, artist name, song title or at random, then check out interesting songs with a 30 second preview. When they find an artist they like, they can sign up for Artist Alerts, email notifications that arrive every time that a designated artist uploads new music.
Al Houghton and Ken Meyer, recording engineers and musicians, created Zuzula to provide an easy way for artists to sell and market their music, and to establish a place for music-lovers to check out new and unique music that may not be available at traditional digital music sites.
"It's an ideal place for undiscovered artists, or to post music that may be out of print," notes Meyer. "Most consumer sites only post music that's been released on a CD. At Zuzula, all they need is an mp3 of their work. There are no fees to sign up and we split the $.99-per-song profit with you."
Says Houghton: "Artists can manage their own site as much or as little as they want. They can record a song, and have it for sale 10 minutes later. If they add background vocals the next day, they immediately upload it and replace the previous version."
Al Houghton has owned and run Dubway Recording Studios in New York City for over 20 years. He has engineered for countless top name artists including They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Suzanne Vega and Cassandra Wilson. As a producer and guitarist he has played with Altimeter for 10 years and Life in Blender for 12 years.
Ken Meyer has worked as a sound engineer for over 15 years, engineering numerous radio, television, music and internet projects. As a drummer, he has played, recorded and toured with bands including Deep Six, Life in a Blender, Jonathan Gregg and the Lonesome Debonaires, among others.
For more information, go to www.zuzula.com.